Teaching stakeholder engagement in a virtual setting
Last month, IAN led a two-week course for students in the University of South Carolina Oceans and Human Health (USC-OHH) program. Integrating online video lessons and daily class discussions (held over Zoom), IAN Director Dr. Heath Kelsey facilitated a class that discusses the value of stakeholder engagement in environmental decision-making. Dr. Kelsey has previously worked with PhD students in the USC-OHH program. Through this course, IAN staff provided students with the knowledge and insight needed to facilitate work with impacted communities and positively effect environmental change.